Thursday, August 12, 2010

BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

I got this BBQ Tempeh recipe from The 30 Minute Vegan. I can’t remember the last time I tried BBQ sauce before making this version. I always assumed I wouldn’t like it because it’s sweet. Well, this sauce is a little sweet, but it’s also smoky and delicious. It’s one of those “winners” that I return to every couple of weeks. My omnivore husband also loves it, to the point where he will make a special request for it.

In the past I’ve substituted tofu, but tofu just doesn’t suck up all that lovely sauce the way tempeh does. I like to serve the tempeh on a ciabatta roll with a little Veganaise, tomato and lettuce, and extra BBQ sauce for good measure. A pickle doesn’t hurt either.

Once we got the sandwiches assembled we must've been too excited to take pictures, because this was the only pic I got, fresh outta the oven.

And now it’s time to do some meditation exercises and psych myself up for this afternoon’s trip to the oral surgeon. Jackson says, “Don’t worry mama, I’ll still love you with four fewer teeth.” (Actually he's cheesing it up in hopes that I will let him have another pickle, but I imagine that's what he is thinking.)


  1. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. Tempeh looks interesting - I'll have to give it a shot.

  2. That Tempeh does look great. Unfortunately, 30-minute vegan is not a cookbook I own. Jackson is probably excited to be spoiled rotten by his grandmom & aunt.

  3. i cant get enough BBQ tempeh!! my fav vegan place makes it once a week and i love going down and getting some. i need to make my own tho so i can have it more often <3 yum yum

  4. Wow, that tempeh looks really, really good!

    Good luck with your dental work :(

  5. Hi, there! I saw you became a follower so I wanted to officially welcome you and thank you. :-) What a great site you have here, and I see that a few of my blogging buds have already discovered you.

    I need to eat more tempeh, that's for sure. I love the fact that you gobbled up your sandwiches so fast you forgot to take pics. I'm going to add you to my blog list, so more people can come and read about your missing teeth.

  6. Hi Sara, Thank you so much for visiting my blog. That is too funny that you are also a new vegan and that you are married to an omnivore whose name is Tony...what are the odds. :o) Tempeh is one thing I haven't tried yet, but looks like I am going to have to add it to my "to get" list soon, especially since your Tony likes it! Yours looks delish! I just added you to my blog roll. You have a great blog going. BTW good luck at the oral surgeon! Hope you have a great weekend!